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Re: Web Design

From: MBR
Subject: Re: Web Design
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 19:01:28 -0500
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M.R.P.'s original request was: "what gnu tools are their for web design? "

If your interpretations of "GNU tools" and "web design", then the answer to the original question is likely "none". If, as you speculated, "web design" means "creating a web page/service and make it look good", that's going to be awfully hard to do using just UTF-8 text. To make it look good, you're going to need something that properly renders font and style changes as well as images. I can't think of any command line tools that do that.

But I'm not so sure that command line tools are what M.R.P. is really asking for. Although he/she posted to an emacs discussion group, the reference to "GNU tools" suggests he/she's looking for something outside of emacs. Perhaps the poster thinks gnu tools means non-proprietary. It's also unclear whether "web design" means strictly web design, or website building, or both. In that case, both WordPress and Drupal would qualify, since they're licensed under the GPL and can be used to build websites.

The only person who knows what was really being asked for is M.R.P. him/her-self. And he/she's been notably silent since the first post 3 days ago.

   Mark Rosenthal

On 1/1/18 4:55 PM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
Kendall Shaw wrote:

What does "gnu tools" mean? What does "web
design" mean?
"GNU tools" are likely to mean the UNIX CLI
tools that were/are made available to everyone
free of charge thru the GNU project and other
such initiatives.

Many tools that today hold a GNU licence are
not UNIX tools historically, in the AT&T/Bell
sense, but may still relate to that tradition
or style/attitude of technology.

"Web design" is likely to mean "creating a web
page/service and make it look good" - "good",
in the eyes of certain beholders, that is.

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